Dentistry Unmasked: A Roundtable Podcast

A roundtable podcast with your hosts, Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz and Dr. David Rice. Join us as we bring notable guest contributors from all parts of dentistry every week. We discuss the topics that every business owner wants to know, including practice management, discussions for students and new grads, new and existing technologies and products, and hot-button issues circulating in our dental forums.

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Episodes

7 hours ago

With so many options of materials to work with, sometimes its hard to choose. Whether you are looking for high end, low cost, bulk-fill, high shine, or any other factor, Dr. Bob Margeas has the answers that you are looking for. Join us on this episode as we talk about all of the considerations, with the most important factor being, excellence!

Tuesday May 21, 2024

Attention all prospective practice owners and recent dental grads! Are you facing the pivotal decision of whether to start your own practice or purchase an existing one? Join Drs. David Rice and Pamela Maragliano-Muniz on this week's Dentistry Unmasked as they define some crucial factors that can make or break this decision. With insights from industry experts Jonathan Miller and Justin Shafer, they debunk common misconceptions and provide invaluable guidance on navigating this critical juncture in your career. Discover the importance of assembling the right team and seeking out accurate, relevant information to make informed decisions that can ultimately shape the trajectory of your future. This episode is packed with practical advice and insights to understand when buying vs. starting up is a better strategy, learn the fastest way to reduce student debt, and help you avoid costly mistakes.

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Frustrated with dental insurance? Join us for this week's episode of Dentistry Unmasked, where Drs. David Rice and Pamela Maragliano-Muniz chat with Ben Tuinei and Jordon Comstock about negotiating reimbursements, decoding where patients' premiums are truly going, making strategic decisions about which insurance plans to drop, and tips for dropping plans without patients dropping you. And if you're curious about just how much money the average dentist writes off over the course of their career, well, consider that our spoiler alert! Don't miss out on this eye-opening discussion that might change the trajectory of your practice.

Tuesday May 07, 2024

Buckle up for a captivating journey through the realities of post-dental school life in this week's episode of Dentistry Unmasked. Join Drs. David Rice and Pam Maragliano-Muniz as they sit down with a young dentist who fearlessly shares her remarkable story of navigating the transition from dental school to practice. From the highs of academic achievement to the lows of grappling with massive student debt, she paints a raw and honest picture of the challenges many dentists face in today's world. Get ready to be inspired as she recounts her experiences driving a Lyft to make ends meet while striving to establish herself in a rewarding dental practice. If you've ever wondered what lies beyond the ivory tower of dental school and into the trenches of real-world dentistry, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in now to gain invaluable insights and perhaps a newfound perspective on the journey to success in dentistry.

Saturday May 04, 2024

We know that tooth whitening systems vary, but one constant is that whitening treatments are always in demand. There are however challenges with patients who commonly lose their trays or need new trays after completing dental procedures. Well, there's a new system worth checking out!
Join Drs. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz and John Flucke as they deep dive into the new Philips Sonicare Teeth Whitening Kits. Designed specifically as an at-home whitening treatment, these kits feature semi-custom reusable trays for patients to mold to fit their teeth and a dentist-developed gel formula that is proven safe on enamel and gentle on teeth. Only available through dental offices, patients can feel confident that they are using a safe and effective solution with your guidance. 
Learn how you can integrate this innovative system into your practice, offering your patients the benefits of a professional whitening experience from the comfort of their own homes. Dr. Flucke discusses his journey of how he introduced this system into his practice and shares strategies for recommending the right whitening solution for your patients. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve by learning about the latest in tooth whitening technology.
 

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

Are you ready for some honest conversations about the dentist-hygienist dynamic? Tune in to this week's episode of our podcast, where Drs. David Rice and Pam Maragliano-Muniz sit down with dental hygienists Danielle Avila and Laura Bettencourt for a candid discussion. Let's face it, frustrations can arise on both sides of the dental chair, but it's time to address them head-on. Together, we'll explore the common peeves that hygienists have about dentists, and vice versa, while offering insights on fostering a more collaborative and harmonious work environment. Whether you're a dentist or a hygienist, this episode promises to shed light on ways we can better understand and support each other in providing top-notch dental care. So grab your headphones and join us for an enlightening and entertaining conversation!

Saturday Apr 27, 2024

Are you a dentist looking to streamline your practice without compromising quality??
Tune in to Dentistry Unmasked podcast where Drs. David Rice and Pam Maragliano-Muniz take a deep dive into the world of direct dental restorations with Dr. Nada Albatish. Composite restorations can be challenging, as each step must be meticulously accomplished for a great outcome and missteps can result in poor aesthetics, post-op sensitivity, diminished longevity and loss of profits. Dr. Albatish has mastered the balance of creating lifelike restorations with an efficient and profitable workflow and she shares her secrets for creating beautiful restorations and exceeding patient expectations, while maximizing profitability. Spoiler alert! She discloses her favorite materials that she relies on to significantly cut her chair time, while creating stunning direct restorations. Join us as we uncover the secrets to achieving efficient, high-quality results that can level up your dental practice!
Register for the webinar here - https://www.ivoclar.com/en_us/course/modern-aesthetics-function-with-advanced-composite-materials/191974?
 

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

Our offices are not as safe as we think they are as evidenced by the recent attacks on dental offices resulting in the death of a dentist. Today we are joined by retired police Lt., Frank Borelli to talk about what we should do, what we are allowed to do, and how to reprogram our minds in the moment of an attack.
What would you do if someone walked through your front door waving a gun? Get all of that crucial information in this episode!
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Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

Step into the world of dental practice transitions with our latest episode, where we unravel the complexities of selling your practice to a DSO! Drs. David Rice and Pamela Maragliano-Muniz delve into the intriguing trend of dentists turning to DSOs for lucrative practice sales, but with a crucial twist—Our guest Brannon Moncrief unveils the top mistakes dentists often make in this process. Before you take the leap, are you armed with the right questions? This episode serves as your essential guide, offering invaluable insights and expert advice that could potentially save your future. Whether you're contemplating a practice sale or simply curious about the intricacies of DSO transactions, this is a podcast you can't afford to miss!

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Prepare to be shocked and enlightened in our latest podcast episode as we delve into the dark world of bootleg continuing education! Join us as we sit down Dr. Steve Schiffenhaus, who has experienced the nightmare of having his content stolen, repackaged under a different name, and sold at bargain prices. In this eye-opening conversation, we explore the devastating impact of bootleg CE on both educators and unsuspecting buyers. From the erosion of trust to the devaluation of quality education, we uncover the myriad reasons why this practice is detrimental to the dental community at large. Whether you're an educator seeking to protect your intellectual property or a dental professional looking to invest in legitimate CE, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in and arm yourself with the knowledge to navigate the CE landscape with confidence and integrity!

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